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. and would be spread around the family distant cousins and not even know they were related her name was hetty robinson's that is where it went. >> her children run not famous? >> her son was well known. she asked him to buy a small branch of a bankrupt railroad in texas in the 1890's and turned it into the texas midland meadow road. the most successful in the state. then he went back to new bedford to build a new house on the family property to turn it into a center for radio technology, a meteorology and gave it to the united states government during world war ii. he had one of the greatest collections of coins and stamps. he made a mark. >> one of the things that strikes me about the gilded age, there were wealthy people who believed to give back to society like andrew carnegie. did she donates her money to public service? >> she never did it publicly. of she would not let any suggestion that she had better sun and others have said there were plenty of places and people she gave to. she felt she was hounded constantly getting letters. she tried to keep it as quiet as possible. there is no p
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